Saturday, May 11, 2013

What's Happening + Stacking the Shelves May 11th

Hey guys! I hope May is treating you well so far. I've got two weeks' worth of What's Happening and Stacking the Shelves to share with you...

Game. Set. Match. by Jennifer Iacopelli {GoodReads}
Crossing the Line by Katie McGarry {GoodReads

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley {GoodReads}
Born of Illusion by Teri Brown {GoodReads}
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost {GoodReads}

  • I participated in the cover reveal for Janeal Falor’s debut, You Are Mine
  • I posted a review/favourite quotes + giveaway of The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard as part of the Itching For Books’ blog tour
  • I reviewed Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield and gave it 3.5 stars
*I've got five open giveaways happening right now. Be sure to check the space under my header for all the links!*

  • This one's a little (ok, a lot) self-serving, but Jessica posted a really lovely, thoughtful review of WAITING FOR THE STORM

  • Jamie talked about bloggers and our OCD tendencies and asked us to share ours or whether we have them at all
  • Kathy reminds bloggers to back up our blogs - I did it as soon as I read the instructions!
  • Author Maureen Johnson talked about gender representation in book covers and how things should be different
  • And, just like last week, this has absolutely nothing to do with books or blogging or writing, but it’s so cool I thought it was worth sharing: the 33 most beautiful abandoned places in the world - these are gorgeous and some of them are wonderfully creepy!

For those of you who know about my back injury, I'm finally doing much better. I was able to start taking the bus again this week (after 13 weeks of being in too much pain and not having the strength in my right leg to take the bus), so that was pretty exciting. Yay for having some independence again! I went to the library and sat and read for a couple hours which was nice, and I spent some time at the park with my family. Also, I found out my niece will be joining us a week earlier than expected - my sister-in-law will be induced in three weeks!

I've been watching: season one of Road to Avonlea. Anyone remember this show? It was pretty much the defining show of my childhood; I bought the whole series last year on DVD (they cost a fortune but I was constantly checking for sales and managed to get a really good deal) and we just finally started watching season one. It makes me really emotional because I grew up with these characters so it feels almost like being reunited with family. Also, as of tonight, I'll be starting series three of Doctor Who because I'm picking it up from the library this morning - woohoo!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch {GoodReads}

Lucky Bastard by Deborah Coonts {GoodReads}
Namesake by Sue MacLeod {GoodReads}
Sketchy by Olivia Samms {GoodReads}
The Waiting Tree by Lindsay Moynihan {GoodReads}


Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson {GoodReads}
I read this book in 2011 and it's still one of my top 5 favourite contemporary books. I finally decided to buy it when I bought a copy for one of my besties. I decided to get the UK cover for myself because a) it was cheaper, and b) it matches my copy of Second Chance Summer, which I also purposely bought the UK copy of. I love the North American covers but I think these ones are so cool and detailed and really fit the stories. I can't wait to reread this book this summer.

*A big thank you to Tara from Hobbitses, Tor/Forge, Pajama Press, and Monarch Books*

What books did you get this week? Tell me in the comments below or post a link to your Stacking the Shelves/Book Haul/In My Mailbox/Showcase Sunday, etc. Happy reading! <3


  1. Ooh, I can't wait to see what you think of The Firebird. I love anything that has to do with Russia.

  2. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour sounds absolutely amazing. I've heard nothing but great things about it. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. I hope you like the Jeaniene Frost book, it's a fun series. Happy reading!

    here is mine

  4. Hi Marie. I was sorry to hear about your back, but I'm glad your feeling better :) You've had a busy two weeks! Lots of great books too. I love the UK cover for Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour also. Enjoy.

    My Stacking The Shelves :)

  5. Yay! So glad to hear your back is doing better. Independence is awesome!

    I havent' even heard of Road to Avonlea, but it sounds like an awesome pick for you. Also I'm so bad. I haven't watched Doctor Who yet even though everyone is talking about it. Ahhh, someday...

  6. Yay for getting out of the house! It's always nice to just go somewhere... and the library is a great place to go when you want to do that. I almost went to mine today but decided not to. I may go one of the next two weekends and just chill out there for a little bit. :)

  7. I love the new banner for your personal blog, Marie! It's really nice. :)

    Oh. The UK cover for AMY is gorgeous! I love it.

    Thank you so much for the linkage love. :)

  8. Ooh I always see IF YOU FIND ME, but always pass it by! Ahh BORN OF ILLUSION! I still haven't gotten to that one. Great haul Marie!


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